Excerpt: Use to play cable TV music channels on deck. Great for that. Has more inputs than I'll ever use.Could have better FM antenna - only get 2-3 FM stations, depending upon weather, from the little single-wire antenna included. Will need to install a different one in the future.
Excerpt: For the price, it's hard to top the TX-8050 for the features it delivers. While it's only a 2-channel receiver, I wouldn't recommend it for a home theatre. That being said, it does support network connectivity (streaming audio and DLNA) and second listening zone that can be driven by a source other than the primary zone.While I don't use the iPod dock (sold separately), I do use the iPhone remote app to control just about every feature on the unit.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Thundering Bass
Excerpt: The TX-8050 shows itself as a quality product right out of the box. It has a great look. And more imortantly than just being pretty, is that, it provides great sound! It is intutive and feels solid. It can take 2 optical cables; this is the prefered way to connect a CD player. However, the optical cable does not work with zone 2.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Good Remote, Has 2 Zones, Intuitive Controls, Onkyo Has Usa Tech Help, Takes 2 Optical Cables, Tech Help Is 24 Hours, Tech Help Is Friendly
Pros: Very easy set-up, great sound with my JBL outdoor speakers. I am probably under-tasking this device as I am only using it to play itunes/ipod and internet radio on two speakers, and it can certainly do much more. I am very pleased with how quickly I was able to pull up my Pandora stations, and using the USB port for ipod was very simple.
Cons: The interface via the remote can be a bit tedious and cumbersome. It would be great if there were a way to program the receiver with favorites and such once it was on your network with some software.
Excerpt: This receiver was recommended by my "geek" friend who knew what I needed for my new HD TV and other components. I also wanted the A/B speaker option so I can hear music and TV when on my screened porch and this fit the bill. I am very happy with it!
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls